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This website gives you the ability to write reviews about games. The plan is to not only review how fun these games are, but also how accessible they are. This guide will help you review if a game is accessible or not.

In the early days of video gaming visually disabled gamers hardly encountered any accessibility problems. Games consisted primarily of text and therefore very accessible for assistive technologies. When the graphical capabilities in games grew, the use of text was reduced and ‘computer games’ transformed into ‘video games’, eventually making the majority of mainstream computer games completely inaccessible.

There are several games that can be played by people with a physical disability. These can be categorized as 1) games not specifically designed to be accessible (mainstream video games) and 2) games specifically designed to be accessible (one switch games). Mainstream Video Games Many mainstream video games are more or less accessible for gamers with a physical disability, usually …

What is it that makes Serious Game such a powerful medium? What is it in the experience of playing a game that helps people learn what they might have otherwise forgotten, that motivates them through painful exercises and convinces them of views they might otherwise have discounted? There are many reasons for this and we will be going over some …

Digital accessibility is gaining ground in our everyday society. Without a laptop or a desktop computer you are excluded from life in the digital world. Not to mention the dependency of businesses and governmental services for example, virtually anything can be found online. The development of the digital world has paved the way for serious games, where a serious purpose is leading …

The Oculus Rift is a marvelous new way to make games more accessible for people with certain disabilities. As you might have read in our other article ‘Gaming with the Oculus Rift for people with disabilities’ few problems still exist that can be solved easily through simple adjustments. Testing the Oculus Rift We have invited people with different disabilities to test …

About 32.9% of the U.S. population suffers from at least one severe physical disability, according to the CDC. Physical disabilities include (but are not limited to): paralysis, neurological disorders, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and age related issues. Paralysis Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move a body part. It can be the result of an accident, a birth …